environmental restoration Articles

  • Principles for Streamlining Environmental Restoration

    For example, published reports on the use of the “Principles” at DOE sites show savings of millions of dollars and avoidance of months or years of effort at sites in Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, and South Carolina. At a site in South Carolina, ongoing challenges with implementing a cleanup program led to the regulators calling a “time out” in enforcing compliance agreement milestones and a rethinking ...


  • What is Environmental Restoration?

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration Program directs the assessment and cleanup of inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated from previous defense and non-defense-related programs. All cleanup activities must comply with federal, state, Indian Nation, and local laws and regulations. In completing environmental restoration activities, DOE is committed to ...

  • Environmental restoration is big business

    Think environmental protection hurts business? You just might want to think again. In a study published last week at PLOS ONE, University of North Carolina land use and environmental planning faculty member Todd BenDor and colleagues calculated the dollars-and-cents impact of ...


    By Ensia

  • Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project

    The Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project (Project) has been 40 years in the making and is the first of its kind in the desert southwest. It has become the benchmark for future river restoration Projects. The Project restores a 5-mile section of the Salt River (Rio Salado) that goes through the very core of the City of Phoenix. The Salt River provides essential 100-year flood protection ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • A fuzzy quality index for the environmental assessment of a restored wetland

    This paper describes the feasibility study for the restoration of agricultural land with a tendency to become waterlogged into a natural wetland, conceived to mitigate floods and to remove nutrients from the water drained from the cultivated plots. The wetland model, developed in aquatox, includes the nutrient dynamics both in the water and in the sediment, and the vegetation that is expected to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Restoration and legacy

    MetaVu's sustainable strategy competencies and reputation stem in part from the company’s deep roots in environmental/health/safety management and legacy liability management and restoration. It is from this fundamental understanding of the physical aspects of environmental impact that MetaVu's reputation as an implementation specialist began. In too many companies, the operations ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Restoring the rights of future generations

    This paper promotes the idea of Rights for Future Generations as one of the ethical principles on which politics, economics and justice in the 21st century should be based. It argues that environmental damage caused by current generations has already impaired the ability of future generations to meet their basic needs. As a result of this, it argues that the concept of Sustainable Development is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Restoration for Pipeline contractors

    Restoring land to its original state is the last part of a job and reaching jobsites in need of reclamation has a reputation of being problematic. However, this important step is made easy with crawler carriers that are customized with hydro-seeders. Due to the flotation from its rubber tracks, a crawler carrier will leave a minimal footprint, while the hydroseeder attachment allows users to ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Coca cola restores system in Salvador

    NEW ALTERNATIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF RESIDUAL WASTEWATER. AQUA-CLEAN BACTERIAL DIGESTERPRYEASA de C.V. has introduced into the Salvadorian market a new bacteria product called AquaClean used for the treatment of industrial, agricultural, and municipal wastewaters. The Eco Plant of Nixapa Coca Cola has experienced much success with the utilization of the AquaClean bacteria. In the photograph is ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Environmental restoration of Minamata: new thinking brings new advances

    This paper discusses the idea of environmental restoration and the creation of sustainable cities of industry and culture by spotlighting how the city of Minamata, Japan, which was severely affected by environmental damage, is rejuvenating itself by means of a unique strategy based on a new way of thinking and the fostering of human resources. Taking its lead from the concept of environmental ...


    By Springer

  • Reaping the Rewards of Restoration case study

    Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials nationwide are actively searching for innovative strategies to circumvent these problems. When the Cary ville-Jacksboro Utility Commission (CJUC), located 36 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., began restoring its collection system, it successfully ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands Restoration Environmental Protection Agency

    Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands, Idaho • Provided complete range of environmental services for restoration of 21 square miles of land mined for over 100 years • Designed a soil stabilization program that included check dam installations and application of soil amendments using innovative aerial application techniques on a difficult landscape • Site studies, combined with adaptive ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Coordinating ecological restoration options analysis and risk assessment to improve environmental outcomes

    Ecological risk assessment as currently practiced has hindered consideration of ecosystem services endpoints and restoration goals in the environmental management process. Practitioners have created barriers between procedures to clean up contaminated areas and efforts to restore ecosystem functions. In this article, we examine linkages between contaminant risk assessment approaches and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Media replacement restores plant capacity and improves flow

    Reduced air flow capacity, large temperature imbalances in chambers, long start-up times, energy inefficiencies, and visual cracks and voids in the media bed are all indicators of an unhealthy Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) that should be evaluated for media replacement. A recycling facility that processes waste bakery products was experiencing significant reductions in air flow capacity, ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • Stream Restoration | Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Blacklick Creek – Reynoldsburg, Ohio Through stream restoration and bank stabilization, as the Environmental General Contractor, we were able to repair a dangerous situation facing an apartment complex in Central Ohio. The adjacent Blacklick Creek had eroded the bank to the point that a 40 foot cliff endangered both people and property. We cleared the area, relocated ...

  • Bank restoration industrial terrain - case study

    TenCate Geotube technology has played an important role in revitalizing the Mars, a 200 ha industrial terrain in Zutphen. By applying this technology, contaminated sludge has been safely stored and banks repaired. One component concerns increasing the accessibility of the business terrain for lorries and shipping. In this regard it was necessary to dredge the industrial harbour and the ...

  • A framework for establishing restoration goals for contaminated ecosystems

    As natural resources become increasingly limited, the value of restoring contaminated sites, both terrestrial and aquatic, becomes increasingly apparent. Traditionally, goals for remediation have been set prior to any consideration of goals for ecological restoration. The goals for remediation have focused on removing or limiting contamination while restoration goals have targeted the ultimate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Stream restoration and slope stabilization project case study

    ‘Gerber Legendary Blades’, a division of Fiskars, is a manufacturer of jack-knives for outdoors enthusiasts. The Gerber corporate headquarters was built in the late 1970’s near Portland, Oregon. The parking lot was built an adequate distance from the stream running through the property, and paved with asphalt. In the late 90’s, continued development of impervious surfaces ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Chicago botanic garden restoration, Chicago, Illinois

    One of the most significant features of the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) is its con-structed 24 ha (59 acre) lake system cre-ated in 1967. Since its construction, active bank erosion has resulted in a shoreline that lacks visual appeal and is devoid of aquatic habitat. In fact, the 10.3 km (6.5 mi) of eroded shoreline has lead to the loss of over 0.8 ha (2 acres) of land in the past 30 years. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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